Diabetes, often known as the silent killer, remains undetected in many cases, for a considerably long time. If not detected in the early stages it can affect heart, blood vessels, nerves, eye, skin, gum and kidney. Controlling your blood sugar level in time can help advancement of these disorders. In the early stages, the discomforts are not acute and that is why often it remains undetected. However, the conditions can suddenly deteriorate and can eventually be disabling or life threatening.
The expected complications from diabetes are:
• Cardiovascular problems :- Coronary artery disease, angina, stroke, narrowing of arteries and blood pressure.
• Nerve damage:- Too much sugar in blood vessels can injure the walls of capillary vessels the feeds the nerves, particularly in the legs. This will cause tingling, numbness, pain and burning sensation starting from toes, gradually moving up. Damage in the nerve supply to the digestive system can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation and men’s erectile issues.
• Kidney damage:- The function of the kidneys is to filter waste from your blood, which is done through large number blood vessels cluster. Diabetes can damage the filtering system and severe damage can led to kidney failure. Eventually the patient will be compelled to have regular dialysis or kidney transplant.
• Eye damage:- Delicate retinal blood vessels can be damaged, causing glaucoma and blindness.
• Skin and gum damage:- Poor blood circulation often cause these conditions.
• Pregnancy complications:- Gestational diabetes and pregnant women with an existing diabetes problem is likely to face the dangers caused by high blood sugar levels. The bay is also in danger. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause miscarriage, still birth and birth defects.